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What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other

What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other | Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness | Scoop.it
Here’s my invitation to you: Let’s take a month and intentionally notice those we would normally not see. Let’s interrupt old patterns of not looking into the eyes of “those people”—whoever they are to you.
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Don't Be So Sure | Mindful

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Margaret Wheatley explains why now, more than ever, we need a curiosity and a willingness to sit in uncertainty.
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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

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Blogger Elena Aguilar describes how developing a practice of gratitude on our campuses can help change the culture and climate of our schools.
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» 25 Statements for Speaking Kindly to Ourselves - Weightless

» 25 Statements for Speaking Kindly to Ourselves - Weightless | Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness | Scoop.it
Many of us get stuck in a self-critical dialogue ruminating over negative, soul-sucking remarks. These statements can help.
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Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

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Guest blogger Lori Desautels translates Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs into a blueprint for classroom practice that can set the stage with comfort, care and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.
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Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

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This story is part of the "Men In America" series on All Things Considered. Is America's dominant "man up" ethos a hypermasculine
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Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence

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Need Your Child's Cooperation? Try This...

Need Your Child's Cooperation? Try This... | Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness | Scoop.it
My first sing-a-long (to the tune of “My Favorite Things”): Wiping wet noses and nails that need clipping Changing soiled diapers and medicine sipping Si
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She Gives The Bullies A Few Seconds. Then Stops Them Cold.

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Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Redefining Misbehavior Part I: What is Misbehavior?

Redefining Misbehavior Part I: What is Misbehavior? | Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness | Scoop.it
What is this thing that occupies the minds' of parents we call "misbehavior"? What defines misbehavior and is there another way of looking at it? This is part 1 of a series looking at misbehavior a...
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Kissing Fish - Timeline Photos | Facebook

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wise words from William Martin -
(from "The Parents Tao Te Ching")
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Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

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Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.
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How Parents Can Cultivate Empathy in Children.PDF | Making Caring Common

How Parents Can Cultivate Empathy in Children.PDF  | Making Caring Common | Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness | Scoop.it

http://sites.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/making-caring-common/files/empathy.pdf


Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. And it’s key to preventing bullying and many other forms of cruelty.

 

Empathy begins with the capacity to take another perspective, to walk in another’s shoes. But it is not just that capacity. Salespeople, politicians, actors and marketers are often very skilled at taking other perspectives but they may not care about others.

 

Con men and torturers take other perspectives so they can exploit people’s weaknesses. Empathy includes valuing other perspectives and people. It’s about perspective-taking and compassion.


How can parents’ cultivate empathy? The following are five guideposts based on research and the wisdom of practitioners.


1. Empathize with your child and model empathy for others...

2. Make caring for others a priority and set high ethical expectations...

3. Provide opportunities for children to practice empathy...

4. Expand your child’s circle of concern...

5. Help children develop self-control and manage feelings effectively...


Richard Weissbourd and Stephanie Jones
Making Caring Common Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education



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One Principle to Simplify Your Parenting

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With all of the tools, techniques, strategies, and "fixes" out there, parenting tends to get complicated. It is certainly easy to fill your parenting toolbox (not to mention your email inbox and so...
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Making the Media Work for You: Action Ideas for Families | Center for Media Literacy

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The Center for Media Literacy provides you with a wide selection of teaching tools, carefully evaluated for their quality and importance to the field.
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Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

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Neurologist, teacher, author and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.
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Can Mindfulness Help Adults Who Were Abused as Children?

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A new study explores how mindfulness meditation might help women cultivate more secure adult relationships.
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Supporting Sibling Friendships - Hand in Hand Parenting

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When sibling friendships get rough our children's squabbles restimulate lots of old feelings in parents, so that it's often hard for us to intervene.
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Timeline Photos - Janet Lansbury - Elevating Childcare™ | Facebook

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From what I've observed, children begin life in the right column... What do you suppose happens?
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The Importance of Kindness - YouTube

Animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013. Produced By: Above Average Adapted By: Tim Bierbaum V...
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